From a 1970’s View Mater Reel - Desert Inn, one of the pioneer hotels on the Strip
From the 16-page booklet:
THE DESERT INN
This was one of the first hotels built on the Strip, was recently purchased by mystery-man Howard Hughes. That and subsequent acquisitions have provided grist for the Vegas rumor mill. Does he (Hughes) intend to build a “jumbo jet port” near town? Does he have secret information on a new uranium strike? Or does he plan only on “cleaning up” the casinos? Anyone’s guess. Whatever, the Desert Inn remains the oldest, established pleasure dome on the Strip, going about its business with the same vigor it had when Wilbur Clark “plunged” into the wilderness west of town.
The Inn’s satellite shops, fashionable boutiques, men’s clothing stores, are considered the smartest in Vegas. #signage #vegas #vintage #vintagevegas #vintagelasvegas #lasvegas #lasvegasstrip #dessertinn #howardhughes